Holland College

Early Childhood Care and Education

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Program Information

School:Holland College
Faculty:Health and Community Studies
Field of Study:Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Description:The Early Childhood Care and Education program is grounded in a theoretical understanding of early childhood development. You will learn how to design and implement curriculum that inspires young minds; helps children develop socially, emotionally, and physically; and promote inclusiveness. You will discover how much work goes into creating child’s play—and experience the joy that comes with it! Part of your training will be in the early learning centre located on our Prince of Wales Campus.

You will study the historical roots of child care, education, growth, and development and the connections between these factors. You will develop an understanding of relationships and how play and the learning environment contribute significantly to a child’s development. Through study and practical application, you will experience the thrill of making a difference in the lives of children and their families.
URL:Early Childhood Care and Education at Holland College
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Early Childhood Educators and Assistants

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Mathematics  or   Science 
Applicants are required to have Grade 12 or equivalent* with credits at or above the general level, Grade 12 academic English*, minimum of 65%, Grade 11 or 12 academic or general math, minimum 60%, and Grade 11 or 12 academic or general science, minimum of 60%.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
Applicants must have: a Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) with no findings of guilt (Please keep a copy for your records.); written verification of 40 hours of volunteer or paid work at a licensed child care centre prior to program start date – Volunteer Form; two letters of reference, one personal and one from an employer or a teacher, not from a family member; Standard First Aid and CPR Level C from a recognized First Aid/CPR trainer; a Current Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) certificate; and a résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program. Preference will be given to applicants with academic credits. Child growth and development, computer, and home economics courses would be an asset.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 04, 2022